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If you are looking for tips on weed pulling, you came to the right blog. Weed pulling shouldn’t be difficult. It can be quite easy if you have some insight into the process. That’s why the experts at SunCo are here to help. Below are some helpful tips and tricks for pulling weeds this summer.
Do your research
Before weeding your garden, you will want to know if any of the weeds are poisonous or dangerous to touch. You should also know if a plant is an essential habitat for birds or insects. Be sure to identify what weeds you are pulling and how to actively get rid of them. Pulling weeds is the best option because if you rely on one specific chemical to reduce weeds, eventually the weeds will get tolerant to that certain chemical, and continue to grow back. The Most Common Landscape Weeds.
Never leave the root behind
One of the most valuable tips you should take away from this blog is to never leave the root behind, ever! By only yanking the leaves off, the weed is bound to sprout right back up. If you wrap your hand down by the root and pull straight up, it should do the trick. Some gardeners find it helpful to wiggle down by the root to loosen the dirt and then pull up. By doing it right the first time, you get done quicker. In some cases, when you can’t get the root up, chop the head off. This will prevent the plant from setting seed and with luck, they might end up dying.
Wait for the rain
You should always weed after it rains. Your weeds will come up more easily when the ground is wet. While pulling weeds, be sure not to compact the soil. It might also be a good idea to rake your garden after you are finished to help break up the soil again. If there is no rain in the forecast, get creative and use the hose to moisten the ground. You will want to dig up the weeds while they’re small, so don’t wait for the rain if you are in a drought.
Choose the right tools
Find a hoe that you feel comfortable using. There are many varieties of them and choosing one is often overwhelming for gardening novices. Hoes with a triangular blade are good for weeding between close rows and beneath plants. Scuffle or loop hoes are a double-duty tool, capable of scraping soil and covering the ground back up. A soil knife is another great choice. The pointed tip of the soil knife makes it a great weeding tool. Simply use the soil knife to dig down into the soil and pop out the roots of the weed you are trying to remove. Its strong blade is able to get out even the toughest of weeds.
Fill up your garden
We recommend that you don’t leave bare spots in your garden. Weeds will move into any available area, so be sure to space plants according to their tags or labels. If you have any unused beds, be sure to sow and mulch at the end of the season.
We know landscaping can be a hassle when you have limited time. That’s why we have been inspiring outdoor envy since 1991. When you hire the experts at SunCo to take care of your lawn, you don’t have to worry about pulling weeds.